I've heard so much about durian over the past 3 years that I feel like I'm really missing out on something special. There is an Asian market not too far from me that sells durians, but they only sell frozen ones and I don't want my first experience with any fruit, much less durian to be from a frozen one.
I've also searched for durians on-line off and on for the past few years and the only sites I've ever found that can sell them to me only sell frozen ones as well. (I've heard too many complaints from people about frozen durian not tasting anywhere near as good as fresh durian, and I of course know the difference between eating raw blueberries and frozen blueberries.)
Plus one of the workers at the Asian market that I live by told me that the durians aren't organic and that he's almost positive that no durians that are shipped to the U.S. are organic because by law they have to be sprayed with various chemicals. He also tried to tell me me that because of the smell you probably couldn't send one through the mail without problems.
So if I live in the U.S. and I want to try real durian would I have no choice but to leave the country?